Second Grade Academic Overview
Second grade is primarily a self-contained classroom program. Daily classroom studies include: reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and Bible. In addition, students meet with enrichment teachers for the following subjects each week; art (one 50-minute period), music (one 30-minute period), physical education (two 50-minute periods), computer (one 60 minute period) and library (one 30-minute period).
Students receive four report cards throughout the year. These report cards measure progress in academic skills, work habits and citizenship. Teachers and parents meet for a conference at the end of the first quarter. At the end of every quarter, there is a grammar and oral reading assessment. Approximately 30 minutes of homework is given three times a week in mathematics or grammar, plus 20 minutes of independent oral reading each week night.
Your child will learn:
Bible: God’s promises, memory verses
Math: place value to hundreds, addition and subtraction through 20, regrouping, time, money, measurement, geometry, introductions to fractions and multiplication
Science: matter and sound, plants and animals, rocks, soil and fossils, weather, magnets and space
Social Studies: depending on others, knowing your family heritage, living in our country, and people who have made a difference
Reading/Reading Comprehension: fiction, non-fiction, two novels, poetry, newspaper and supplemental reading
Writing/Grammar: penmanship, creative stories (Step-Up-To-Writing), doing reports, types of sentences, parts of speech and book reports
Spelling/Phonics: phonetic rules, spelling words that coordinate with phonics, high frequency and challenge words